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The average coder will require about 40 hours of training at a minimum. This figure does not account for additional anatomy and medical terminology training, which is more important in ICD-10 than it was before.
The Department of Health and Human Services believes that the costs of implementing ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS will be offset by benefits within four years of implementation.
Preliminary studies show that ICD-10 coding will require up to 50% more time than ICD-9.